How long to cook the vinaigrette?

It takes 1.5 hours to cook the vinaigrette: it will take an hour to cook and clean all the vegetables, and about half an hour to chop, serve and clean. Active time in the kitchen will take half an hour.

Classic recipe

Products for 5 servings (about 1300 grams)
Beets – 300 grams
Carrots – 200 grams
Potatoes – 300 grams
Sauerkraut – 150 grams
Pickles – 150 grams
Salad onions – 100 grams
Green peas – 200 grams
Salt, vegetable oil, pepper – to taste
Green onions – a few sprigs

How to cook
1. Boil beets for 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on size, potatoes for 20-25 minutes and carrots for 20-25 minutes. Beets are cooked separately from carrots and potatoes so as not to color them. However, if you put the beets in a bag , you can cook all the vegetables in 1 saucepan, taking them out as soon as they are ready.
2. Peel and cut the onion into half rings.
3. Finely chop the onion.
4. Cut pickles into cubes.
5. Sauerkraut, if large – cut.
6. Peel the carrots and cut into cubes.
7. Peel the beets, cut into cubes. So that the beets do not stain the rest of the products, they must be seasoned with vegetable oil.
8. Cut potatoes into cubes.
9. Drain the juice from the jar of green peas.
10. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
11. Salt, season with oil and mix well.
12. Decorate with green onions.

How to cook vegetables for vinaigrette in a double boiler
In order for vegetables for vinaigrette to be cooked in a double boiler at the same time, you need to properly arrange them on the shelves depending on the cooking speed. The temperature of the steam is higher than the temperature of boiling water, for this beetroot, as the longest – the boiled vegetable must be cut into pieces and laid on the lower tier so that it is most in contact with the steam. Put the whole carrots on the second shelf, and put the potatoes, cut into large pieces, on the third. Sliced ​​beets are cooked for about 40 minutes, carrots and chopped potatoes are cooked for about 30 minutes, but because all these vegetables are one above the other, they will all be ready at the same time.

Tasty Facts

How much to cook beets for vinaigrette? – perhaps the most popular question regarding the recipe of a popular dish. The answer is: 40 minutes for a medium beetroot whole and 20 minutes if you cut the beetroot into pieces.

Vinaigrette recipes have changed over the years . Often, finely chopped herring is added to the salad, but in this case, sauerkraut is not used, and more onions and boiled potatoes are added. Often, instead of traditional vegetable oil, other dressings, mayonnaise, mustard and even yogurt are used.

– The traditional composition of the vinaigrette includes the following products: boiled potatoes, beets, carrots, chilled pickles, onions and sauerkraut. Everything is cut for the dish in equal proportions, with the exception of carrots and onions. The first product is used in smaller quantities, and onions, on the contrary, are used more. The salad is dressed with salt, pepper, a small amount of vegetable oil and three percent vinegar. Sometimes greens are added.

– The name of the dish – vinaigrette – is borrowed from French cuisine. Only in contrast to the modern salad, in France vinaigrette is called a classic sauce, which includes grape vinegar and olive oil.

– If the vinaigrette contains pickled cucumbers seasoned with oil, then the vinaigrette is considered perishable – store for a maximum of a day.

– Unusual cooking vinaigrette from baked products. Recently, this method has become popular. Its peculiarity is that the products, instead of being boiled, are baked in foil in the oven – then the dish turns out to be more fragrant.